Pamela Wise presents Women In Jazz

Thursday, April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$25.00
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Doors open at 5pm for dinner. Seating begins at 6pm for “Dinner & a Show”. The second show starts seating at 9pm.

Pamela Wise-piano
Damon Warmack-bass
Ingrid Racine-trumpet
Louis M. Jones-drums
Sky Covington-vocals (all three nights)

Pamela Wise (Harrison) is an internationally known jazz pianist and composer.  Pamela has performed concerts, taught and organized workshops, master classes throughout the USA and the Middle East.  Pamela is widely known for her works in fusing afro cuban rhythms with jazz harmonies and she has received many awards for this endeavor.  In addition, her diverse catalog of compositions has been recorded and produced on the legendary Tribe Record label co founded by her husband saxophonist/clarinetist Wendell Harrison as well as WenHa Music.

Pamela bumped into Wendell Harrison in a recording  studio while taping some of her compositions. Wendell (who later became  her husband) became interested in her music and started featuring her  compositions on his recordings as well as featuring her in his  ensembles. Pamela was blessed with the opportunity to be performing and  composing for legendary artists such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw,  Leon Thomas and Eddie Harris (to name a few).
In 1989, Pamela started forming her own ensemble with  saxophonist James Carter, trumpeter Dwight Adams, bassist Jaribu Shahid,  drummer Ali Muhammad and percussionist Andrew Daniels. Then Pamela  received two Creative Artist Grant awards from the Arts Foundation of  Michigan to write compositions demonstrating the link between Afro Cuban  and jazz music. Pamela landed additional awards including;  The prestigious Kresge  Creative Artist Fellowship Award that came with a $25,000 prize for her  work as a pianist, teacher, composer and cultural warrior.  Pamela was awarded another award from the Kresge Foundation in 2019 for her production, Matrix X Detroit-The Gentrification Nation.

Another award in 2021 from New Music USA  for a new composition  coming from Pamela Wise along with her jazz guru husband Wendell Harrison.  Harrison composed a piece with Pamela entitled AMBIGUOUS REALITIES reflecting the worldwide effects of COVID19 .


Thursday, April 18
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm